This short and sexy follow-up to the New Camelot trilogy does much to explain Merlin’s role in the whole situation. It portrays two very different relationships across time in a way that also shows off how Simone uses point-of-view to amplify her storytelling.

I do have some questions about the off-screen events that bring Merlin and Nimue to their current circumstances, but it’s easy to hand-wave those away as irrelevant to the actual meat of the story.

Once again, Simone manipulates the best parts of Arthurian legend and shows how events can be changed for the better.

Rating: 5 (out of 5) stars. Cross-posted to Amazon and Goodreads.